18 reviews
  1. Town in Ohio
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,182
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,554
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%

    Apple Valley Reviews

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    Our town is very small. Howard has a gas station, bbq restaurant, a bar, and a few pizza places. Everyone that lives in Howard considers Mt. Vernon as "town", so Mt. Vernon's business is decent. There is a Kroger, Walmart, Lowes, K-Mart, and JcPenny. There are some other small businesses that are not as popular. We don't have that many mom-and-pop shops around our area. Sometimes it can be hard to find things around here. We don' have that many clothing places so when you need something it usually means you have to take a trip to Polaris mall. You can normally get food that you need, but some products are hard.
    Because the town is small, most people know everyone else. As a result employers are often kind towards their employs and people seem to respect them for the most part. There are a few exceptions.
    Ohio in general has crazy weather, we tend to get a decent amount of snow making roads bad in the hills and all of the back roads. It rains occasionally and our summers are usually nice.